M1860 Colt,7th Pa. Cav, Identified on Rev.

M1860 Colt,7th Pa. Cav, Identified on Rev.
Price: $3 850.00

Identified on this US, Martial, M1860 Colt Army revolver with soldier's name, heart & crosses. Standard M1860 colt army revolver in 6 shot .44 cal. with 8" rd. Barrel.  Nice used condition with smooth metal, great patina with just traces of original finish on barrel. All matching serial no. 99802 on barrel, frame, triggerguard,  wedge, backstrap, cylinder & cylinder rod & on inside of grip. This revolver came out of colt's factory in 1863 & has all military markings. Barrel is mkd --Address Col. Saml Colt  New-York U.S. America-- & has serial no. on bottom & Gov't inspectors initial W & C. The end of the muzzle of barrel show holster wear. Cylinder has 80%+ scene intact but no engaged line is left. Cylinder is mkd, Colt's Patent No. 9802 & Pat. Sept. 10th 1850 & has gov't inspectors GG & C mks. Colt inspectors mk of D on back strap & trigger guard. Wood Grips in good condition with serial no. on inside & carved with G C Devers on one side & on other is a Heart & three crosses. These had been filled in with a red color which has faded some over the years. Gov't cartouches on both sides of grip, JT & EHC. Action is great on this revolver. Sgt. George C. Devers was in Co. B 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry & went into service in Sept. 1861, renlisted in 1863 & mustered out in Aug. 1865. The 7th Pa. Cavalry were in over 80 engagements during the war including Murfreesboro, Tn. Perryville, Ky. Stones River, Tn. Shelbyville, Tn. Chickamaugua, Ga., Rome, Ga. & Atlanta campaign & many more. The records show that Devers along with others in the 7th Pa. cav. were captured by  John H. Morgan's cavalry in Gallatin, Tn. in 1862. They were not captured long as Yankee cavalry out of Nashville ran out the Confederate cavalry within a couple of days.  Devers contracted Bronchitis in the war & I have copies of his papers for getting his invalid pension. With this historic revolver are 110 pages of research on Sgt. Devers, history on the 7th with records, a lot of pension papers with affidavits from Officers & soldiers that were with him in the war about his illness. Also with this historic revolver is a Civil War Print by Rick Reeves on the 7th Pa. Cavalry.  A really historic M1860 Colt Army revolver that was used by Sgt. G.C. Devers in the famous US, 7th Pa. Cavalry in the Civil War.